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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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What You can do to Ease that Burning Sensation in Your Mouth
...Some denture wearers may display some of the symptoms of BMS due to an allergic reaction to denture materials; others may have a similar reaction to the foaming agent sodium lauryl sulfate found in some toothpaste that can irritate the skin inside the mouth...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Habit with These Tips
... What kind of toothpaste should I use...

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth
...After teeth appear, switch to daily brushing with just a smear of toothpaste...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Keep an Eye on Your Family's Fluoride Intake
...Dentists highly recommend using toothpaste with fluoride to fight tooth decay...

Improve Your Dental Health by Mastering Your Brushing Skills
...And be sure your toothpaste contains fluoride to help strengthen your enamel...

3 Ways to Protect Your Teeth in the Great Outdoors
...While you’re packing extra socks, granola and moleskin, be sure to include your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss...

3 Surprising Things You Should Be Doing to Improve Your Dental Health
...So, easy does it on the brushing pressure—let the mild abrasives in your toothpaste do the work removing disease-causing dental plaque...

4 Things You Should Do - or Not Do - to Maintain Your Oral Appliance
...That means avoiding the use of toothpaste—the abrasives in it won't harm tooth enamel, but they can scratch some appliance materials...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...If motivation is an issue, encourage your kids by letting them pick out a special brush, toothpaste or floss...

Keep These Top Factors in Mind When Buying Your Next Toothbrush
...Stiffer bristles can damage your gums and lead to recession; on the other hand, coupled with the mild abrasives and detergents in toothpaste, soft bristled-brushes are just as effective in removing plaque...

Listen to Ellen DeGeneres: Don't Think You Can Get Away Without Flossing!
...Just be aware, most professionals believe that flossing first is better because it loosens up debris between teeth so the bubbles from the toothpaste can carry it away...

Don't Let Acid Reflux Disease Rob You of Your Teeth
... Manage your GERD symptoms through medication, avoidance of spicy/acidic foods, alcohol, caffeine or tobacco products, and maintaining an optimum weight; Stimulate saliva by drinking more water, using saliva boosters, or (with your doctor's consent) changing from medications that may be restricting saliva flow; Speak with your dentist about strengthening your enamel with special toothpastes or mouthrinses containing extra fluoride or amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP)...

Don't Let Bad Breath Ruin Your Date Under the Mistletoe
...Our resulting discomfort has inspired a myriad of remedies, from ancient Egyptian toothpastes containing natron (also used in embalming mummies) to 19th Century American breath mints made of ingredients like cardamom, essence of rose and licorice root...

Help Your Dentures and Your Health by Taking Them Out at Night
...In addition to giving them and your mouth a rest at night, be sure you're also keeping your dentures clean: Take them out and rinse them off after meals and brush them with a small amount of antibacterial soap (not toothpaste) at least once a day...